So it has been a long time since my last post. I have taken a ton of pictures but haven't had the chance to upload them. A lot has been going on lately and we have just been so busy! Nick has started pooping in the toilet!!!! Not easily and not very willingly but a fudgecicle will do wonders. He poops in it almost every day and is trying his hardest not to take an hour to do so. Alex is on the brink of crawling and is happy as a clam. He just got a new tooth in and is just growing like crazy. I think he might need a haircut pretty soon because it is getting out of control!
Work has been crazy lately with tons of scheduling and tapes and letters and other miscellaneous things. We are horribly busy but there might be some really big changes coming up that I am not too happy about. I will have to update more on that when information is available.
I just finished reading: "The Good Man of Nanking" - great book of the diary of John Rabe which continues my obsession of the Pacific War and the Ruso-Japanese war (exact time frame of the Anne Frank Diary), "Flags of Our Fathers" Not as great as his second book - Flyboys, but still well written; I also just finished "Given Up for Dead" - good story but poorly written and even worse execution of it. I am glad I finished it but not a good one for reading the entire thing, more of a fact checking book. I am about to start some other non-fiction war books such as: "American POWs in Korea", "A Soldier's Heart", "The March of the Red Army" and one other I can't remember right now. I tried to get a fiction this last time but couldn't find one on the 10 minute allotment Jeff allowed me at the library. Perhaps later this week. Any suggestions - I like historical fiction and non-fiction about WWII (obviously).
Jeff has finally been able to switch to days on Mondays and Tuesdays so I won't be as crazy on those days and we will get more of a routine going. Nick is always in a bad mood when we are both home so sometimes it is best to have Jeff at work because I can almost get more work done myself. Lately I have been really strict and toys have been flying into the trash faster than anything, but it is working for the most part. He won't stop trying to chase the kitty and step on her tail, but he has lost many things for doing this, including 30 minutes of time and a few cool cars. His language skills have just tripled and he repeats almost everything we say. He doesn't understand when we ask "why" but I'm sure that will come with time.
Nick got a new bed that is a bunk bed that was cut in half. It is really neat because it gives him a "cave" to play in under the bed. We are a little nervous about him falling while trying to climb down the ladder but he is very cautious and does pretty well at it. He also learned to open almost every door in the house. This is great because we can now sleep in while he goes to play and he can let the girls out if the door isn't locked. This is like getting your kid to mow the yard, a huge help for us. Angel goes outside and back inside about 20 times a day so now I can have a little help in getting that done.
I will try to post some pictures soon, but alas, tomorrow is Monday and I am already working trying to catch up. We will have to wait and see. . . .